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Future Connector – Matthew Morrison

April 22nd, 2011
01:57 PM ET

In just over a year, actor Matthew Morrison has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the biggest television sensations on the planet, all thanks to one show - "Glee."

Playing the part of an overly excited and passionate teacher who runs a singing club, "Glee" has become a huge hit for viewers with fans being known simply as 'gleeks'.

Morrison plays Will Schuester and the series has become a global phenomena.

The show features a large number of show tunes and popular hits and the cast voice their own songs. After each show the music is released on iTunes and over the course of the past year, viewers have already downloaded more than seven million digital copies..

Before Morrison's big break on Glee, he was already a hugely successful star on Broadway.

Morrison made his debut on Broadway in the hit musical, "Footloose," followed by a performance in the cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Today Matthew is giving back by hosting a Earthday fashion show in LA where the clothing is made entirely of plants.

This is your chance to ask Matthew your questions. Send them in and don't forget to tell us where you're writing from.

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  1. Tracy

    Do you see yourself perform in the West End someday? Because we'd love to have you here.

    love from London,
    Kristie

    April 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Reply
  2. Hanna Zakouri

    Hey Matt ! I'd like to know if you're going to perform in Paris this year or maybe just come and promote your album ??

    April 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  3. Taylor

    If you could do one thing to change the world, what would it be?

    April 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  4. Barbarella

    How did you find out that you were talented at danceing, acting and singing. From huge fan in the U.K x

    April 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  5. Irene

    Hi Matt, do you love kids? What kind of father do you think you will be?
    Wish you all the best,
    From Texas.

    April 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  6. Emma

    Hey Matt huge fan , my question is what has been your favourite episode of glee so far ??....x

    April 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  7. Megan

    1. Are you thinking about making a Christmas album in the future?

    2. What are your career goals for the next 5-10 years?

    -Megan, USA

    April 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  8. Steve L.

    Studying how and with whom did you coble together the skills neded to sing so effortlessly?

    April 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  9. Jenna

    Most celebrities today have a specific cause that they donate a lot of time and money to – do you think this is a new phenomena?

    April 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  10. Nicholas Oravetz

    Hi Matthew Morrison,
    You are one of my favourite actors and I especially liked your role in South Pacific. I'm a high school student overseas about to graduate and I'm aspiring to become an actor for a career. What has motivated you to continue your career as an actor for as long as you have? Thanks.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  11. Maïwenn

    hi!
    I'm someone who knows you thanks to glee.
    It is broadcast on tv for 4 weeks in France!
    I like your songs et i know that you will be on tour during holidays on US and UK : my question is: do you think one day you will come in France?
    I hope taht my question will receive your attention.

    MaÏwenn – Nantes – France

    April 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  12. Bobbie

    Whats your favourite elton john song ? From a huge fan in london xxxxxxxxx

    April 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  13. Marcy

    Will you ever perform in Nashville, TN?

    April 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  14. Ben

    As an "ambassador" of Musical Theater, what are some smaller, lesser known musicals you could recommend? Also, do you feel that, as someone who has successfully made the Broadway to Television leap, you owe it to Musical Theater to act as an "ambassador"?

    April 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  15. Marcy

    Would you ever consider dating a fan?

    April 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  16. Ainsley

    If you could compile your favorite songs for an episode of Glee, what would they be and what theme would they fall under?
    – ainsley

    April 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  17. GJ

    What is your favorite glee song?

    April 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  18. Anny

    – What has inspired you to want to direct episodes of Glee?
    – Have you choreographed any of your numbers on the show?
    – Did you enjoy getting involved in some political campaigns, and will you consider doing it in the future?
    – Will you be writing songs this summer while on tour, or include a new song or two at different concert venues?

    Thanks – Anny, USA

    April 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  19. Victoria

    Which is your favorite theater role that you've played? Which theater roles would you still like to do?

    April 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  20. Anny

    Had you worked with any of the songwriters on your album before, or any members of your band?

    April 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Reply
  21. Tan

    Matt,

    Love your passion, dedication and excitement on "GLEE". I wish high school was as much fun when I was still in-the-closet as a gay teen. Times have certainly changed for the better. I wish everyone luck with coming out and accepting themselves for you they really are inside - special!

    My favorite musical of all time is "MISS SAIGON". I was born in Saigon in 1975 and our family escaped with nothing more than our lives. I can see you playing (and singing) the role of Chris for the movie-musical adaptation in 2012! You have the right look and sound for the show! Chop chop. Call your agent!

    April 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  22. Hayley

    Will you be coming on glee tour in London? I love you! I'm such a gleek!!x

    April 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  23. Cecile

    Any chance of performing in Sydney Australia?

    April 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  24. Sarah

    What is your favorite song of all time and why? Can't wait for the new series!

    April 23, 2011 at 12:55 am | Reply
  25. Ed

    I have read that a Springsteen show is the holy grail for the producers of GLEE. You guys did a great job with FIRE last year. Any progress on the Springsteen angle? He would make a cool janitor who walks in one week and helps out!

    April 23, 2011 at 5:09 am | Reply
  26. Amy Melissa Yano

    Hello from Japan,
    I am an American, and I was watching the first series volume 8, part 2 of the DVD, when the March 11th Quake hit at 2:46p.m. It was a magnitude 6.8 for our coastal town called : Hitachinaka, south of the epicenter, maybe by 4 hours. Anyways, I'm really into all the songs on Glee, and my two daughters are enjoying watching the DVD series with me in Japanese. But, when they are at school (8th grade & 3rd grade) I watch the series in English since that is my native tongue. my question for you is this; " Can you please do the song 'Saturday Night'?" It's been my favorite song since I was 2yrs. old when my dad got it for me on record.
    Do your Best,
    A.M.Y.

    April 23, 2011 at 6:05 am | Reply
  27. Ryan

    Hi Matthew, I'm a big fans of yours and Glee. What were your dreams and aspirations as a child and if you weren't an actor what career path would you have chosen?

    April 23, 2011 at 7:03 am | Reply
  28. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Matthew Morrison and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Matthew Morrison on the following questions:

    – How will a Earthday fashion show Improve our World Against Dangers in The Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire, which is an Area where Large Numbers of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions Occur in the Basin of the Pacific Ocean?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Matthew Morrison’s replies.
    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    May 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  29. joseph menyaga,abuja,nigeria

    he is the man of god i ever known.quite impresive,men like him are very few.keep it up!

    May 9, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  30. Nancy

    did this segment air? I didn't see it. I LOVE Matthew Morrison and I'm dying to see the clothes made of plants!

    June 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Reply

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